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Clayton

Clayton

photo by Diana Linsley Clayton, the administrative and economic center of St. Louis County, shares a relationship with St. Louis that is both symbiotic and affronting. In 1876, residents of the city grew tired of seeing their tax contributions distributed to what was then a small population spread across...

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Photo Flood 129: Clayton

Photo Flood 129: Clayton

  photo by Caren Libby Lincoln had Douglas. Stalin had Trotsky. Schwarzenegger had Stallone. There have been a lot of great rivalries throughout history, but perhaps most important among them is the rivalry for which every St. Louisan (and adjacent) must choose a side: St. Louis City vs. St....

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Mini-Flood 88: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Mini-Flood 88: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

photo by Mark McKeown Among the more interesting and storied of St. Louis bridges, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, with its characteristic 30-degree curve in the middle, was the entryway for Route 66 into Missouri. Today, this pedestrian-only bridge offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River, while at its...

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Photo Flood 128: Downtown West

Photo Flood 128: Downtown West

photo by Joe Harrison Some will argue that Downtown West is more “Downtown” than Downtown, and they definitely have some good reasons why that may be, including that it is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in St. Louis. In fact, a lot has changed since even our last...

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Photo Flood 127: The Patch

Photo Flood 127: The Patch

photo by Diana Linsley In the very southern tip of the City of St. Louis, lays a neighborhood that many from the region either overlook or don’t even know exists. Unfortunate circumstances for a neighborhood that was central to so much river industry for many years, including St. Louis’...

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Mini-Flood 87: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

Mini-Flood 87: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

photo by Mark McKeown Site of the original French Colonial fort and later occupied by the British, Fort de Chartres is today a faithful recreation of what European life in the Mississippi Valley was really like. photo by Sue Rakers

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Photo Flood 125: Granite City

Photo Flood 125: Granite City

photo by Jason Gray Granite City is the third largest city in Southern Illinois, and an important former company town responsible (in part) for the region’s and the nation’s industrial growth. photo by Mike Matney

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